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    September 19, 2012
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he feels good. he feels good. weather wise, let's talk about this fine day that's coming our way. i ask him all the time and he's like, stop asking me. fine, whatever. feel good, feel bad, fine. 63 degrees. by noon sunny, 68. a lot cooler and less humid than we've been. high temperatures 72 with a 5:00 p.m. temperature of 70. we did see the showers and storms, big ones yesterday. a lot of flood warnings. frederick and carroll counties still have flood warnings for streams and creeks till 11:45 this morning. so just be on the lookout for high water north of town and a couple of sprinkles right now well south of us across calvert and st. mary's. they're barely perceptible near solomons. don't worry about that grab a jacket, especially north and west. temperatures down in the mid- 50s. it's 6:00 a.m. here comes monika with timesaver traffic. good morning. for the most parpts our major thorough -- part our major thoroughfares are looking fine. on 95 northbound north of dale city, a disabled vehicle in the left center lane.
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southbound 270 has been incident free this morning. no big deals to report as you head from frederick down to clarksburg and the point where the lanes divide. you've got your usual slowdowns. let's take a live look jut side if you're planning to -- outside if you're planning to head to the beltway near georgia avenue. brake lights from 95 as you head into silver spring. if you're planning to head to the northbound side of 95 and 395 again just your normal slow stuff up to the 14th street bridge. back over to our graphics. again marc penn line delays 30 to 60 minutes, restricted speeds due to the storms yesterday between d.c. and bowie and also number 403 is canceled. you can use metro this morning. i'll be back with more traffic at 6:11. >> thanks, monika. we'll see you then. it's 6:01. an armed man firing off his gun for no apparent reason is fighting for his life this morning after being shot by police. police caught up with the man along southern avenue and wheeler road which is right near the d.c.-maryland border. police say that person was randomly firing the gun into the air and he became
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confrontational when officers asked him to drop his weapon. >> the suspect in this case chose to engage our officers in a gun battle. he shot at our officers. they returned fire. they struck him several times. he's been transported to a local hospital where he's in critical condition and he's being treated for his wounds right now. >> at this point police have not released this person's name. the gunman was the only person injured in this. southern avenue in the area is closed this morning for the investigation and it will remain that way through rush hour. american leaders are earning counterparts in the muslim world to speak out against violent protests. people are still upset with an american made movie trailer which mocks the prophet muhammad. the anti-american protests are now in their second week. about a thousand people in occur ramp chi, pakistan demonstrated -- cure ramp chi, pakistan demonstrated. police stopped the mob from entering the u.s. consulate. nobel peace prize winner is
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here in washington and met yesterday with secretary of state hillary clinton. she'll receive the congressional gold medal on capitol hill. she was under house arrest in burma for more than two decades and became one of the most well known political prisoners. she now serves in the burmese parliament. new at 6:00 a.m., a health alert when it comes to rice. consumer reports just released a study that found 32 different brands of rice contain arsenic and they have the kind called inorganic arsenic which is the most toxic form. it has been linked to skin, lung and bladder cancers and it's not just rice but dozens of products which contain this kind of rice and this kind of arsenic. an industry group called u.s.a. rice federation says there is no evidence of any adverse health effects from n. we'll have much more on the story coming up tonight on 9news now
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at 5:00 p.m. our time coming up on 6:05. more americans are becoming obese, not just overweight. >> ahead, howed about it will be they say in our region in the years to come and what can be done to turn things around. >> we're getting an early taste of fall today. breezy and chillier temperatures. howard has our weather first. that's coming up next. >> america's top music hall of fame is still just in the planning stages in western pennsylvania but it's all ready to inaugurate its first class into the hall. 40 nominees were announced. the list includes elvis pesly, the supremes, elton john, the beach boys and bob dylan. >> artists must have had a song on the charts between 1946 and 1975. you'll get a say in who makes the cut. online voting begins tomorrow. get a link by going to wusa9.com and click on morning news.
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howard bernstein with your weather first. starting to dry out. cool in spots. with very some 50s in areas.
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going to be a fall like day, breezy, partly to mostly sunny. lunch time temperatures in the 60s. highs only low 70s. on the northbound side of i- 95 in spring field, no issues here but there was a disabled vehicle north of dale city in the left center lane slowing things down there. on 395 no issues right now to the 14th street bridge. i'll be back with more coming up in a few minutes. back to you guys. it is 6:08. jessica doyle has a special your money report focusing on military families and just how difficult annual overseas deployment -- an overseas deployment can be on any family but especially at this time hits their bottom line. >> having a military spouse overseas can be difficult under any circumstances, particularly without worrying about your finances. but there is help out there. a new app aims to keep military families on a budget. it also helps plan for the future no matter where they're stationed next. >> reporter: there are certain money matters that can be more
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complicated for military families than average households. >> when a service member deploys, certain incentive pays kick in. when they come home, those incentive pays go away. they're dealing basically with a decrease in their spending power. >> reporter: the free military and money app for iphone was recently released by the better business bureau and mcgraw hill. it features budgeting, debt reduction and savings tools. plus military specific tips on deployment, home buying and selling, debt issues and credit cards. brenda lynnington of bbb's military line says it's not just helpful for families but for young single service members seeking advice, too. as waves of service men and women return home from iraq and afghanistan, the bbb suggests families keep one major piece of money advice in mind. >> you may want to go out on a cruise, you may want to buy a brand new car, do something that's really big and great because everybody is feeling good but it's better to wait when emotions kind of come down
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a little bit and you can lead with your head and not your heart. >> reporter: right now the app is available for iphone and ipad. an android version is in the works. >> debt reduction advice may be particularly helpful. a 2010 study found 27% of military respond dents had $10,000 or more in credit card debt. compare that to just 16% of civilians. and speaking of helping service members, in the next half-hour, he plays heroic characters on the silver screen. actor and philanthropist lou diamond philips will be here to talk about his work with the real life heroes of the wounded warriors project. i'll send it over to mike. >> thank you, jessica. do you realize about half of all americans will not just be overweight but they will be obese by the year 2030. that's the finding of a new report by the trust for america's health. it's a -- a look at what can be done to prevent this, the deputy director of the trust
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for america's health is with us today. first of all, let's talk about the difference between being overweight and obese. is that related to what? >> it's a measurement that relates to height and weight, body mass index of 30 or more is obese. between 24 and .9 and 29.9 is overweight. >> this study is projecting 18 years into the future. we're talking obesity, the more serious of the two. how can you procheck so far ahead to 2030 from now? >> this has been an epidemic 30 years in the making. we've seen the rates rising for 30 years. this is extrapolating it out till 2030. >> what can we do as we start moving forward to try to change this trend? if we're talking about numbers and the numbers are staggering, mississippi is the one that jumps out when you see the study. mississippi according to the study, the obesity rate could be 66.7% by 2030, well more than half. >> it's amazing.
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even now two-thirds of the adult population is overweight or obese. and the rate has gone up so significantly that 15 years ago the highest rate would be the lowest rate now. so, you know, what we need to do is we need to get americans, children, adults up and moving. we need to eat healthier and be more active. it's as simple as that good is portion size an issue? we talked about a report we both heard on the radio. ten years ago if you looked at the size of a bagel it was three inches across. now it's six inches across? the portions are bigger now. >> portion sizes have gotten bigger. the amount of food that people are eating has gone up dramatically. over 600 more calorie as day from 1970 till now. we need to figure out how to start reducing portion sizes to get people eating more healthy, particularly as their children are in schools and figure out what we can do to get everybody more active and remove barriers to health living. >> let's take a look at some of the statistics from our local area from maryland, virginia and the district.
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check this out. in 2030 it could go up to 33% of people obese in the district. in maryland 59% and virginia 50 pest. west virginia 60%. so changes definitely needed. thanks a lot for joining us this morning. we appreciate your time. check out the study on wusa9.com. andrea, howard, over to you. >> thank you. the wind and rain tuesday afternoon. they were pretty bad but the damage left behind not so severe. there are a few pockets across the region that were hit harder than others. kristin fisher joins us live from one of those spots in dheferly, maryland. -- cheverly, maryland. good morning, kristin. >> reporter: good morning, andrea. here in cheverly, we definitely did see more damage than in other parts of the dmv. in this particular area, this is the tree that's causing all of those problems. just look at this home. it slammed into the roof. it then busted up their bedroom and then literally sheared off that front porch. look at that porch. it's just been stripped from
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the side of that home. nobody was hurt but the woman that lives there was home at the time. she was actually in the bathroom about to move to a secure location when she heard this huge boom in her bedroom. she said it just happened so fast. one second the storms were moving n. the next a three to four-ton tree had crushed her bed and destroyed the front porch. >> pretty shaken up. pretty much shaken up. like, you know, you never know if it's a bomb or a tornado is coming through. you never know. it's a life-threatening experience. i'm just so thankful to be here right now standing, talking with you. >> reporter: yesterday's storms also brought down some big trees all over the region, primarily in prince george's county and frederick county. this old walnut tree from before the civil war blocked traffic along the urbana pike. lots of flash flooding in the city of frederick, high winds, heavy downpours and dangerous driving conditions all over the dmv. there was one serious car
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accident in derwood not far from here. two people jurld. we are -- two people injured. we're not quite sure on their conditions this morning but it was a pretty serious car accident so we're hoping they're okay this morning. we're also glad that the woman here is okay and you can see she's still got a lot of cleanup to do. this tree crew had worked well into the night to try to get rid of this tree. you can see they only made a little bit of progress. they've got a lot more to do this morning but the good news, no injuries, no one killed here. could have been so much worse. back to you. >> yes, it could have been. thank you for that update. kristin fisher live in cheverly, maryland this morning following on our app, the wusa9 weather app making sure how things were moving across. you can always stay on top of things with our interactive doppler radar. you're proud of that with good reason. >> a good tool. i'll even on facebook take a picture of that and send it over to facebook and put the
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warnings out. >> i will have to say the f.b.i. director says he loves the app. >> that's good to know. how do you like that. >> you have friends in high places. >> meet all kinds of interesting people. a much better weather today. high water in caroll county so watch out for creeks and streams there. we're seeing drier air move in and cooler air move in. your bus stop forecast featuring temperatures in the 50s and 60s. right now it's mostly cloudy. we'll pick up partly cloudy in the next hour or two with breaks developing. sunrise not until 6:54. with the breeze you may just need a jacket for a while. in fact, we're looking at temperatures today a lot cooler than yesterday. lunch time 68. north wind 10 to 15. it's going to be a little brink. 70 at 3:00. high today about 72 with a 6:00 p.m. temperature still in the up ir60s. the showers -- upper 60s. the showers and storms are way off shore. a couple of light sprinkles coming across the northern neck and southern maryland but this
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whole area just fizzling up, probably not going to show you radar again this morning. 62 in college park, one of the warmer readings. we're down to 59 in laurel. 57 in gaithersburg. in vienna this morning always 57 with a 61 still in haymarket and here in town as we look out on our michael & son weather camera, you can see the breaks in the clouds. we're looking east. we're in tysons corner here. we're starting to see breaks in the cloud cover here. mostly cloudy skies. reagan national reporting overcast and 63 with a north, northwesterly wind at 12 and the humidity at 65%. but drier air is moving in. as this front pulls away from us, high pressure which is over in the midwest will build in. between the high and the front, we've got the winds which are going to be brink this morning. they become light tonight. light tomorrow and we're in for some really just nice late summer, early fall weather. fall officially begins saturday but it's going to feel like it's certainly tonight with the chill in the air and looking at a good deal of sunshine for the
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day. our forecast highs today in the low 70s. yesterday we got to 80. it will be breezy at times, especially through midday. tonight we're down in the 50s in town. about 54. lower and middle 40s north and west with light winds. tomorrow beautiful, 78. pleasant friday. we're up to 81. the front comes through over the weekend. not sure if it's going to be later saturday or sunday. so a chance of a shower with that. fall begins saturday. 84 sunday -- saturday 84. sunday 72. monika samtani still smiling but the news is not as good as the smile. no, i'm sorry. if you're planning to head northbound on 95, there's been a car fire north of the prince william parkway as you head for lorton. let's take a live look. all i can show you is heavy traffic northbound i-95 with that car fire. at one point only the right lane was getting through. so keep that in mind for your travel plans heading northbound on 95 toward lorton. this is what you're going to have to deal with this morning. let's go a little further north into springfield.
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once you're here, traffic is going to be light. you can see basically everyone is stuck behind that incident. once you're here you're fine heading up to the 14th street bridge. we'll go back over to our maps and this time head over to the other side of town. no problems to report along 270 southbound. on the outer loop you have delays 95 to georgia avenue. a quick look at 270. brake lights begin at 85. it's going to be off and on down to 121. i'll be back with more traffic coming up at 6:25. >> our time right now is 6:19. you have just three more days to win one of these. a $50 exonmobile gift card with our question of the morning. >> each day we'll randomly pick one person who correctly answers our question on our facebook page. just like facebook friend karen. she won yesterday. >> let's get to today's question so you can win a $50 gas card. what is the number one modern convenience people say would be the hardest to live without? is it a, a cell phone or smartphone, b, a remote control or c, a microwave?
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>> one facebook friend says b, a remote. i can't imagine getting up and changing the channel. what if you're a channel surfer? you would get tired of standing there. >> keep the guesses coming. find out if you're correct at 6:53.
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welcome back. 6:23. your weather first. cooler, drier air moving in. a little breezy out there this morning. that will be the case at least through midday. but the sun is coming back and a much better day than yesterday for sure. here's a look at the day planner. expect partly to mostly sunny skies. have a few clouds around this morning, 66 degrees by 11:00. lunch time upper 60s. we'll top out about 72. and still driving home 5:00 with a temperature around 70 and winds getting a little lighter. michael? >> thank you, howard. in sports the nationals will play a doubleheader today against the dodgers. >> game one begins at 4:00 and
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the playoff math is simple for the nats. win both games and they'll secure their first playoff spot since 1981. >> that is pretty awesome. the orioles and the mariners went 18 innings. last night in seattle. it took until almost 4:00 this morning to get the game double. baltimore, an rbi single. the os would tack on another run and everybody said finally. 4-2 in 18 innings. the game went nearly six hours but the os are tied for first place with the yankees. >> the nhl is in its fourth lockout day. the capitals biggest star is making other plans for the season. alexander ovechkin has reportedly sign add deal to play with dynamo moscow in russia. the russian newspaper quoted ovechkin saying he believes the lockout will erase the entire season. hope he's wrong on that. the man who turned football into film has died. steve sabol died tuesday of
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brain cancer. he was 69. he began working with his father on n.f.l. films in 1964 and together they shot thousands of hours of footage and they helped revolutionize sports broadcasting. pioneering techniques like slow motion replays and miking up players and coaches. >> they also did some of the first steady cam work in sports. >> beautiful job. still ahead, the request for a date that now has a federal helicopter pilot grounded. >> a cross-country flight for a space shuttle today. learn when endeavour is getting off the ground. >> quick check of the commute now before you go. here's monika. >> you will want to see this. our live look from sky 9 on the northbound side of i-95 right at the exit ramp for route 1. it was a car fire. traffic squeezing by and trying to anyway along the right side of the road. delays begin eight to ten miles back on the northbound side of i-95. more on this coming up in my next report. you're watching 9news now. ♪
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6:29. good morning. if you're just waking up, we start with a traffic alert. northbound 95 just north of the occoquan river, a car fire there has all the main lanes blocked. traffic is sneaking by to the right but at this point, just at this point, the traffic backups are eight to ten miles and it is bound to get worse. monika has more on this in just a moment. >> thank you for starting your
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day with us. i hope it's better than those sitting in traffic. i'm andrea roane. i'm mike hydeck. meteorologist howard bernstein live on the weather terrace where things are looking up. >> they're looking real good. just checking up and our clouds are starting to clear. seeing the stars overhead in northwest d.c. we'll have a sunny day, breezy day and pleasantly cool day. yesterday we were 80 with the storms. today 72. you can see the clouds breaking as we look toward the east here out of tysons corner this morning. there's a good looking day. 68 degrees by noon. we're 63 now. cloudy on the hour but next hour certainly will see more sunshine showing up. 70 by 5:00 with a high again about 72 degrees. north winds 10 to 15. storms yesterday produced a lot of flood warnings in a few areas -- and a few areas of tree damage. those are all gone and clearer skies moving in. let's check in with monika and big issues on 95. we do. on the northbound side of i-95 as you head toward route 1, that's where the issue is. let's go straight to our sky 9
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shot. there's been a car fire here and all lanes, all the main lanes are blocked on i-95. the exit ramp that our alooking at right here is -- that you're looking at right here is exiting to the right side trying to get through this area. on the main line of i-95, expect eight to ten-mile backup northbound i-95 because of the car fire. you can see the equipment on the scene trying to deal with the situation. but it's been there long enough right at the height of rush hour to cause this problem. we're also hearing that route 1 is dealing with major backups because of this as well. so be aware of this. give yourself the extra time you're going to need or just wait a few more minutes. let this clear up and let the delays clear up otherwise it's just a big, long, frustrating ride along the northbound side of i-95 as you can see. let's go further north. 95 here in springfield lighter than normal. that's because everyone is stuck behind that incident. i'll take you to one more graphic. an update on marc penn line
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delays 30 to 60 minutes because of restricted speeds between d.c. and bowie. metro is honoring your tickets. by the way, this just in. an accident on the inbound side of i-66 after the fairfax county parkway. two right lanes are blocked there as well. inbound on i-66. i'll keep you posted on all of those situations again at 6:43. back to you. >> a rough morning commute so far. stay tuned for more on that. it's 6:32. we're talking about the race for president. both candidates are focusing on the swing states. president obama is in the lead in virginia. "the washington post" survey of likely voters finds 52% would be voting for the. 44% would vote for mitt romney. >> numbers change all the time and the romney campaign is working hard to turn the numbers around. vice presidential candidate paul ryan will be in danville, virginia this morning. he stopped at chris fe newport university -- christopher newport university in newport yesterday. he's made several stops in virginia since joining the g.o.p. ticket. the republican ticket is
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dealing with the aftermath of that 47% video that was leaked recently. >> gayle king from cbs this morning joins us live from new york with more on that. it's going to be a busy morning there for you, gayle. >> i'll say. hello, mike and andre ya -- andrea. good to see you. bop schieffer will be here. and look at how romney is dealing with the secretly recorded video. plus, why president obama is gaining more support for how he's dealing with the economy. an intimate portrait of president kennedy and his wife. the never before seen photos. we will have those. those stories and more when we see you at 7:00. >> all right, gayle. thanks a lot. we'll be tuning in. maryland voters will decide in november whether to allow table games and a casino in prince george's county. groups on both sides of the issue are spending a lot of money to plead their case. the washington examiner reports that so far $18 million have been spent on ads from groups
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for and against question seven. that's more than what was spent on all the ads for the 2010 governor's race in maryland. fall begins saturday. >> that line of storms which moved through tuesday sure made it feel like summer. now some people will spend today cleaning up. >> plenty of work ahead for some. kristin fisher is live in cheverly, maryland, one place that really got hit hard yesterday. good morning, kristin. >> reporter: good morning, mike. this is some of the worst damage i have seen in the wake of yesterday's storms. check out this house. a tree slammed into the roof. it's now covered with the tarp. look at the front porch. it was literally just ripped off the side of this home by the tree. the tree that we're talking about right over here to your left, still a lot of cleanup to be done today. i want to show you what it looked like at the height of yesterday's strong storms. look at this. flash flooding, high winds,
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heavy downpours, very dangerous driving conditions all over the dmv. there was actually one serious car accident in derwood. two people injured. fortunately the woman that was living in this home was not injured when this tree came crashing down. listen to how she describes what happened and listen to what she's advising other people to do now that she's lived through this. >> people just need to be aware what that when these storms come through, just take notice if the wind is blowing rapidly. go to the lowest level of the home just for safety. that's what i was on my way to do. but unfortunately it got me before i got to the bottom of the stairs. >> reporter: that woman was actually in her bathroom about to move to a more secure location when she heard the huge boom in her bedroom. she said it just happened so fast. one second storms are moving n. the next second a three to four- ton tree had crushed her bed,
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destroyed her front porch. she said this morning he's just lucky to be alive. now she has a lot of cleanup to do. she can't live in her home. it's been strawct turly damaged. -- structurally damaged. look at all the trees that are still here. there were crews that were working well into the night to try to get this cleared out of her front yard, weren't able to get it double. they're going to have to come back and try to finish it up today. just a huge, huge mess out here. fortunately no one injured but could have been so much worse. back to you. >> it sure could have. that's nice that no one was injured. kristin fisher is live in cheverly, maryland this morning. remember, rain, shine, you guessed it, we have it. we've got you covered. wusa9.com. when a storm strikes, you can have live interactive doppler right on our website. this is probably the best weather app you are ever going to find. it's for for your -- it's free for your iphone or android device.
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a chopper pilot is on leave because of an over-the-top high school homecoming invitation. the unidentified pilot dropped a stuffed animal with an invitation attached to the football field. he dropped it on the football field at patriot high school in nokesville, virginia. sweet, right? "the washington post" reports the boy who arranged the drop is the son of a senior border patrol officer. authorities say they're still investigating last wednesday's incident because it was government property and it could be a potential terrorist threat. it was a nice gesture but kind of dumb. it's back to school this morning in chicago. tuesday teachers voted to return to work after a seven- day strike. they've not voted on a new contract yet. mayor rahm emanuel called the settlement an honest compromise. metro requires a deposit of nearly $30,000 per hour to
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cover the cost of staying open late but the team hasn't said whether it will put down a deposit for the playoffs. tickets for the season, we believe it's going to happen, they go on sale friday. both on the phone and on the team's website. standing room only tickets will be made available the day of each playoff game. washington has for the hosted a baseball playoff game since 1933. the space shuttle endeavour is ready for its final flight this morning. >> it will ride piggyback on a 747 to california. >> and then that's where it will be, at the museum there. this is video from a flight last year. it was the final space mission for endeavour. it will be flying over louisiana. then through houston. i understand even louisiana is in that place where nasa centers are. by friday the shuttle will be in los angeles and make the
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trip to its final home at the california science center. >> so cool still just to see that. 6:38. actor lou diamond philips is here. he'll join us live in a few minutes and learn about efforts to help our wounded warriors and when you can see his newest movie. >> howard says the rain is gone. we'll have a sunny day. highs only in the lower 70s. coming up a look ahead to a fantastic weekend. we'll be right back.
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ckto 9news now. we have a major traffic alert for you at 6:43 on the northbound side of i-95 where crews have been dealing with a car fire for quite some time. let's take a live look from our sky 9 at the situation. on the main line right at route 1, you see the activity with the right lane getting through and on the ramp there on the left side of your screen from route 1 to get on northbound i- 95, some activity as well. this has been ear long enough to cause an eight to -- here long enough to cause an eight to ten-mile backup.
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it looks like they're wrapping up at the scene but still only the right lane getting by. northbound 95 expect up to a ten-mile delay for this morning's rush hour. let's go over to 66 on the inbound side on our maps. on the inbound side an accident blocks the two right lanes after route 50. you're going to go i would say about 16 miles an hour heading inbound on i-66. i have it on our traffic camera right now. i saw the activity being moved to the right shoulder. you still got it scweegz the right lane -- squeezing the right lane inbound. watch for the delays. i got word of an accident on the southbound side of 270 near route 80 blocking a couple lanes. we'll take a live look at 270 a little further south at route 109. the delays extend toward 121 before the pace improves. lots to tell you about once again at 6:58. what you have got, howard? we've got nicer weather. you think they would waive the hov rules northbound on a day like today. we have the clouds starting to break up. look at this beautiful shot of
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the u.s. capitol looking toward the east. sunrise not for another ten minutes or socht let's get to the bus stop forecast on this wednesday morning. we have partly cloudy conditions. it's certainly cooler than yesterday with temperatures in the 50s and 60s. there's your sunrise at 6:54. breeze, yeah, it's going to be up with us all day. as far as the day planner, 63 at 9:00. 68 at noon. north winds 10 to 15. lighter this afternoon as we make a run only in the low 70s. that's a few degrees below average. currently 61 in baltimore but 52 in winchester. talking to steve in cross junction. it's right up here. he was 51 degrees just a few minutes ago with easton at 63. fredricksburg 62. as we look outside on our michael & son weather camera, you see the clouds trying to break up here. northwest we're looking toward the south a little bit here with a temperature of 63 currently. dew points down to 51. so the drier air is moving in on the heals of those -- heels
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of those winds. we will see the sunshine build in shortly as the front is moving off shore. in south central canada, the northern plains, another push of some air from the northwest to the southeast. so a cooler, drier flow. so the next couple of days look really nice around here. our next front, that's going to cross us as we head into the weekend which means then there will be another chance for a shower and still not sure if that's going to be later saturday or into sunday but until then we look good. green across the board. 72 today. tonight will be chilly. we'll be about 54 in d.c. outer suburbs could be lower to middle 40s. places like the shenandoah valley, upper montgomery, western fairfax and loudoun, a chilly night. great day tomorrow, 78. friday 81. saturday we'll warm up to 384, 85 -- to 84, 85. could be a shower saturday or sunday. 72 sunday. cool next week. look at monday. only in the upper 60s. jessica, over to you. >> thanks, howard. time right now 16:47.
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-- is 6:47. you know him from playing heroes on the silver screen. lou diamond philips is shooting his third season after show that highlights real life military heroes. he joins us to talk about an officer and a movie as well as the work that you do with the wounded warrior project. thanks so much for coming in. >> thrilled to be here, jessica. thank you very much. >> you're doing a lot of work this week shooting the third season of "an officer and a movie." it's a hit on the military channel, record ratings. tell us about the show. >> thrilled about the show. the thing is i'm just the conduit. i'm the cheerleader on the show. we show a classic war film. we have decorated officers come in who have experience or insight into the film we're showing and we may be going from a john wayne film like operation pacific all the way up to platoon. we cover the whole gamut. we had these real life heroes come in and tell us their stories. just this week, we've got governor tom ridge who is the head of homeland security at a
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time. rocky blier, a super bowl champion. today i'll be talking to the man who did platoon and has a storied career. for me, i'm a fan who gets to sit there and interview these real heroes. >> you've made over 90 movies, tv shows. you're a busy guy. but you're pouring tons of effort into your work with the wounded warriors project. you've won an award for your work. what's the personal connection? why are you involved with this? >> first of all i come from a military backgrounds. i nerve served myself but my father was in the navy. he did two tours in familiar. i grew up -- in nam. i grew up around these men my entire life so i have incredible respect for our service people who are out there today. and i've always felt that being a celebrity, part and parcel of that is giving back, giving back to the community, using your voice for something that is worthy and good.
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the wounded warriors, they certainly deserve our respect and it's been my honor to work with them on a number of occasions. we'll be going to the nationals game tonight actually. i'm very proud of ron simon and our producers at the military channel are always doing community outreach. any time i'm in town we're always doing something with the uso, operation second chances and tonight we'll hang out with the wounded warriors. >> you have an exciting reason for being in town with a movie screening. you've won an award for your new film. >> already. that's a little crazy. it comes out in january. it's with my old buddy. i just won the award for best actor and the girl who plays my daughter gin a-rod rod who is about to blow up, she won best actress award. thursday night at the silver springs silver theater, the
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afi. >> a lot of people know you also from broadway. tony award nominated, king and i. can you sing us a little tune this morning? ♪ when i was a boy, the word was bought a spot ♪ now i am a man, the word has changed a lot. some things nearly so. others nearly not ♪ there are times i almost not sure of what i absolutely know ♪ >> lou diamond philips, a pleasure. thanks so much for coming in and for everything that you do for our wounded warriors. we have more coming up next before you go.
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6:53. your weather first. looking much better out there. starting to see sunshine break through, especially west of town. 63 at the moment. 68 by noon with a high of 72 and a drive home temp sunny and 70. today is wednesday, september 19. here's a check on the news before you go. this is a live look from sky 9 northbound 95 is a mess. there was a car fire just past the occoquan river. it's cleared but delays stretch for about ten miles. here's a live look at southern avenue along the d.c.- maryland line. this area is closed because two prince george's county officers shot a man with a gun after he opened fire on them. the gunman is in the hospital now in critical condition. the os are back into a tie for first place after an epic battle in the top of the 18th. baltimore topped seattle 4-2.
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the game out west didn't end until nearly 4:00 a.m. our time. 6:55. time to reveal the answer to the question of the morning. the question one more time. what do you think is the number one modern convenience people say would be the hardest to liver without? a, a cell phone, b, a remote control and c, a microwave. >> the answer is c, a microwave. >> that's what joyce said, our floor director. one more check of traffic and weather right after this.
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a nice day today, breezy, sun coming back. 72. tonight 40s in the suburbs, 50s in town of the gorgeous tomorrow. maybe a couple of showers over the weekend. monika? i'm going to take a deep breath for this one. northbound i-95, a traffic alert. that's because it's an eight to ten-mile backup, a car fire
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caused this at route 1 in woodbridge. it's gone. route 1 slows from dale city trying to get on to 95. let's go to 66. an overturned vehicle here near route 234 along the hov lanes. left side blocked. you know what that causes. a quick look at 270 still looking back toward route 80 where there was an accident. then 109 to 121. an exciting event on thursday night,. >> thursday night at the afi silver theater. filly brown will be playing. i will be there. come by and say hello. >> thank you for being here with us. >> my pleasure. cbs this morning is next. more on that report about dangerous levels of arsenic in rice. howard and i will be back in 25 minutes with a live update on traffic and weather. get updates on news, weather and traffic by visiting us at wusa9.com. see you back here tomorrow, 4:25 everybody.